Randy Jerome Kreutzer 1949-2012
Randy Jerome Kreutzer, 62. West Plains, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. He was born in Wichita on July 27, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart High School graduating in 1967. He then attended Kansas Technical Institute and earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1969. Upon graduation he was married and had two children while working in Wichita. In 1974 he moved to southern California where he continued to work in the aircraft industry an...
Earlene Ann Johnson 1931-2012
Earlene Ann Johnson, 80, Savonburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
She was born Dec, 21, 1931, in Chanute, the daughter of Earl and Verna Danielson Munson.
Following graduation from Elsmore High School in 1949, Earlene married Harold LaVerne Johnson on May 7, 1950. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2008.
Earlene was a fulltime homemaker, but during her life was also a bookkeeper at Elsmor...
Mary Haines, 82, Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Via Christy St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion, 301 N. Evergreen, Chanute. All Legion members, Auxiliary members, SAL and AL...
Celia M. “Sally” Coronado 1939-2012
Celia Melendez Coronado, 72, Humboldt, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at her daughter’s home.
Celia, “La Guera” in Mexico and “Sally” in Kansas, was born on Oct. 21, 1939 in Jimenez, Chihuahua Mexico to Mauro Melendez Leyva and Cruz Villa de Melendez. She married Cleto D. Coronado on April 30, 1960 and they made their home in Humboldt by May of the same year and enjoyed 51 years of marriage.
Together they opened Coronado’s Mexican Restaurant in...
Wayne F. Ward 1927-2012
Wayne F. Ward, 84, Geneva, Neb., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
He was born in Earlton, on Sept, 12 ,1927 to Lee and Opal Hizey Ward.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita, Geneva, Neb.; sons, Jerry, Paxton, Neb., and Dan, Geneva, Neb.; sisters, Nelva Drummond, Chanute, Beulah Barker, Thayer, Ruby Rogers, Cherryvale; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva....
Raymond E. “Ray” Ward 1933-2012
Raymond E. “Ray” Ward, 79, Erie, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in St. Paul, to Add and Elsie Holding Ward. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in St. Paul. For a time, he farmed with his uncle Bud Holding. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He and Mary Ann Brooks were married Dec. 18, 1953 in Girard. In 1954, the couple mov...
Braden Eugene Berner 2004-2012
Braden Eugene Berner, 7, Hutchinson, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. He was born June 6, 2004, in Lyons.
A second grader at Union Valley Elementary, he was a member of Team Lightning Wrestling Club, Buhler and Boy Scout Troop #306 in Hutchinson.
Braden is survived by his parents, Daniel and Laurie Berner and sister, Alyssa, all of Hutchinson; grandparents, Randi and Alan Green, Ryan and Linda Co...
Russell Anthony “Tony” Kern 1945-2012
Russell Anthony “Tony” Kern, 66, Woodstock, Md., died to cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. He was born on April 19, 1945 in Topeka, to Russell and Adah Kern. Tony is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, six sisters, as well as six nieces, two nephews, three great-nephews and six great-nieces.
Tony was a 1963 graduate of Chanute High School, and attended Wichita State University. He served in the Army National Guard and was active in t...
The Rev. Robert L. “Bob” Coppage 1924-2012
The Rev. Robert L. “Bob” Coppage, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Delaware Highlands in Kansas City, Kan., where he was living.¬†Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kan. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.¬†
Rev. Coppage was born Nov. 1, 1924 in Chanute, to Walter P. and Sadi...
David Joe Brown 1934-2012
David Joe Brown, 77, Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo.
David was born in Chanute on August 16, 1934, the son of Raymond E. and Katherine M. Bartholomew Brown. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1954.
He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles during the Korean Conflict.
After his military service he began ...
Cynthia Ann Hobbs Gray Bloomer 5/28/1922 - 2/20/2012
Born in Memphis, Tennessee to Henry Francis and Agnes Hart Hobbs, Cynthia was an only child.
She was educated and graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls in Memphis and attended National Park College for Women in Washington, DC. Her first love in school was her dancing. She continued her love of dance throughout her life.
She married William M. Gray III in July 1941 and moved to Chanute, Kansas.
There were two sons and one daught...
Dale Ward 1943-2012
Dale R. Ward, 68, Chanute, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
Dale was born in Chanute on May 21, 1943 the son of Clayton and Mary Jane McMinimy Ward. He was a lifelong resident of Chanute and was the much loved president of the Chanute High School Class of 1961. He then received his Bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Physical Education from Pittsburg State University in 1966.
Dale taught Math at Chanute High School from 1967 to 1972. He...
Laverta W. Ackerman 1929-2012
Laverta W. Ackerman, 82, Lawrence, formerly of Savonburg, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.
She was born on June 30, 1929, in Rogers, Ark., the daughter of Gullis Despain and Lennie Wyse Despain Hayes. She graduated from Richmond High School in Richmond, Calif.
Laverta was united in marriage to Bob Ackerman on March 7, 1950, in Richmond, Calif., and began her life as a devoted military wife, mother, and volunteer...
Virginia Irene Frankenbery 1922-2012
Virginia Irene Cole Frankenbery, 89, Wichita, Virginia’s Quilt Shop owner, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
She is survived by her son, Dean Frankenbery and wife, Jewel, and daughter, Jean Stahl and husband, Gary, Wichita; grandchildren, Kelly and David Claypool, Wichita, Dr. Todd and Sara Frankenbery, Benton, Michelle and John Hall, Louisville, Ky., and Dr. Wendy and Clint Reynolds, Wichita; great-...
Mary Haines 1929-2012
Mary Haines, 82, Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Mary was born on August 13, 1929 in Linden, N. J., the daughter of Michael and Anna Luhin Burin.
She was united in marriage to H. Dean Haines on May 17, 1946 in Yates Center. The family moved to Chanute in 1949.
Mary loved reading books and golf. In 1968 she got a hole-in-one at the Chanute Country Club.
Mary worked as a bookkeeper for the ...
Eugene R. Bailey 1919-2012
Eugene R. Bailey, 92, Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at the Guest Home Estates II in Chanute.
Eugene was born on June 4, 1919 in Chanute, the son of Chester Eugene and Mary L. Hayes Bailey. He attended Chanute Schools.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1945.
Eugene was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pauline Burnett on Sept. 1, 1940 in Joplin, Mo. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a mechanic and mainte...
Neva A. Smith Odell 1921-2012
Neva A. Riley Smith Odell, 90, Devine, Texas, died on Feb. 14, 2012.
She was born August 11, 1921 in Coffeyville and grew up in Humboldt, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1939 and Pittsburg State College.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Smith and Marvin Odell, her daughter Cyndie Mayer and a grandson.
Survivors include her children, Randy Smith, Sandy Merrill, Wendy North and Lindsie Hagdorn; and a sister, Jean Bicknell...
Dorothy L. Trout 1919-2012
Dorothy L. Trout, 92, a former Galesburg and Parsons resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Heritage Healthcare Center in Chanute.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1919 Viborg, S.D., to David and Mary Ellen Clary Milks. She moved to Parsons at age two where the family lived east of Parsons and then moved to rural Galesburg when the Kansas Ordnance Plant was established. She attended Parsons High School.
She and Leland R. Trout were married on...
Gloria M. Beech 1936-2012
Gloria M. Beech, 75, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Neosho County Memorial Medical Center.
Gloria was born June 29, 1936 in Stark, the daughter of Jewell and Ethel Potts Elder.
Gloria attended Stark public schools. She was united in marriage on Dec. 23, 1952 in Stark, to Wayne Beech, who survives, of the home. Wayne and Gloria made their home in Chanute since 1955.
Gloria wore many hats, over the years; mother, wife, homemake...
Isabella Faith and Isaiah Nathaniel Cunningham
Isabella Faith Cunningham died Feb. 9, 2012 and Isaiah Nathaniel Cunningham died Feb. 10, 2012 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo.
They are the infant twins of Jesse Cunningham and Stephanie Killion.
Isabella and Isiah are survived by their parents, Jesse Cunningham and Stephanie Killion, both of Chanute; grandparents, Crystal Killion, Chanute, Kathy Bosoco, West Mineral, and Roger Cunningham, Welch, Okla.; and two siblings, Jacee and Ale...